Greetings from Great Basin National Park

I’m the guy sitting down on the right. It was my first experience summiting a mountain thanks to my biz partner, Phil, and our good friend Jon. I couldn’t have made it to the top without their help. I have a fear of heights/falling and there’s nothing better than conquering your fears with your friends to push you on. There are so many amazing parks out there and so much beauty to be seen & experience. I hope that these parks remain pristine and untouched for future generations to enjoy and conquer their fears!


Great Basin National Park

The diversity of natural beauty at this park makes it a must-see destination for outdoor lovers — the hardest part is knowing where to start. Climb or take a scenic drive up Wheeler Peak, the park’s iconic 13,000-foot mountain, for spectacular views; wander through groves of 3,000-year-old bristlecone pines; take a ranger-led tour through the marble and limestone halls of Lehman Caves; and hike or backpack among pristine alpine lakes. At night, visitors can enjoy exceptionally dark skies and excellent astronomy programs.

State(s): Nevada

Established: 1986

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